I have another European buffet makeover for you guys today. I know. Don’t hate me.
She purchased this buffet at a thrift store called RD4 in Maastricht Netherlands. She explained to me that thrift shops in the Netherlands are called Kringleloopwinkle which translates as circle loop store. Jaime lived in Europe for 4 years and has the most amazing furniture to show for it. I googled to find more info on RD4 and stumbled onto this nugget of information from livingingk.com:
Dumping European furniture for Ikea? Say it isn’t so.
I also let my daydreaming get even more out of hand when I found the address of the Kringleloopwinkle, located the store on Google Earth, and proceeded to photoshop our faces in the window. The expressions on our face says it all. #likekidsinacandystore
She used 4 parts Thunderous, 1 part Mocha, and a smidgen of A La Mode. I played with the colors and I loved this greige color she developed.
White Lime Wax is the perfect finishing touch to a European piece of furniture. Anytime I need some European inspiration I browse the painted furniture section on 1stDibs.com (if you click on the link I did the search for you). Most of the pieces look like they were finished in White Lime. Using White Lime is an easy cheat to getting a high end look. It looks great on oak because the grain is so deep and the wax enhances every groove in the wood.
The shield carved into the doors of the buffet are so unique. I have been searching all over the interwebs to find out more about this shield but I have come up empty handed. And before you get your panties in a wad about painting this piece it was broken and in bad shape before Jaime took a paint brush to it. M’kay. And if you know anything about this piece of furniture please let me know.
The metal detail, once painted and distressed, looks gold and gorgeous.
See what I mean about bringing out the grain? I could just eat White Lime for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It looks good on everything.
The piece even has it’s original skeleton key. I keep imagining someone in the 1800’s locking something very important in here.
This piece of furniture will be a statement maker in any home. I can’t wait to see who buys it!
What do you think about the White Lime look? Have you tried it yet? I know some of you have because I have been sold out of it! (I just restocked last week – so rest easy – it is in stores and in my online shop as well). I would love to hear about or see pictures of your projects.
Check out a few other projects I have finished in White Lime here. Yes, I have a White Lime problem. Paula, the Creative Director at Heirloom Traditions just sent me a huge box of new products from Heirloom. I think that was her way of gently saying “Can you blog about something else besides White Lime Wax?” Ha.
If you are not local to the OKC area stop by Heirloom Traditions website and find a retailer near you.